Education: Bright Boy

After three and a half years of getting straight A's at the Boston Latin School, Thomas Joseph Hegarty, 17, last week proved how bright a boy can be: he beat out 7,892 competitors from all over the U.S. in the annual National Honor Society "Bright Senior Contest," sponsored by the National Association of Secondary-School Principals. His score on the test: 95 correct answers out of 123. Sample test questions : Who was "the sick man of Europe"? Innuendo is to statement as copy is to —archetype, duplicate, imitation, reproduction, protraction.

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